60 Seconds For Story Prompt Friday – Businesses That Have No Story; I Have Solutions
by Diane Wyzga | July 17, 2020 | 60 Seconds, Podcast | 0 comments
Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Story Prompt Friday with several questions carefully chosen to help you collect stories in the oral tradition or spark your own writing. Either way you’ll say, “Thanks for the memories!”
Do you know what business often suffers from? Not knowing its story, its culture, where it came from, who envisioned it, what its purpose is, who its people are, and for whom.
If yours is a forward-thinking organization, corporation, or entity and you have your story fully dialed in then you are poised to inspire, persuade, and influence.
For those who are still deliberating the art of storytelling to inspire, persuade, and influence know this: the secrets of story, storytelling, story listening lie ready and waiting for you in your richly creative right brain.
All you have to do is begin by inviting the story; we’ll make it left-brained, professional-sounding later.
Story Prompt: “Can you call on your imagination – as if telling a myth to a child?” [Planet Called Home by Holly Near]
Following are 7 traditional story openings. Make believe the story you want to tell begins with one of them and create it:
1. A great while ago, when the world was full of wonders…
2. In the beginning, when the earth was set down and the sky was lifted up, some things were not quite finished…
3. Long ago, so long ago, I wasn’t there or I wouldn’t be here now to tell you the tale…
4. Long, long ago, when powerful dragons still lived on the land and in the seas…
5. Now we’re about to begin. Pay attention! When I’m done you will know more than you do now…
6. Once upon a time, very long ago, a strange thing happened on a high mountain…
7. Once upon a time when men still set out to seek their fortunes and the women rescued them…
Practical Tip: Share your story with someone or something: your journal, your colleague, your Master Mind Group, your animal companion, the trees in the woods. All that matters is you begin to create the story about your business, entity, corporation so you can inspire, persuade, and influence!
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Music: Entering Erdenheim from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron Music
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Diane F. Wyzga, Podcaster, Story Artist, Critical Listening Coach
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